Bring the Halloween spirit(s) back to life with trick-or-treating, haunted houses and cult-classic events.

This year, Toronto’s beloved Halloween shenanigans are coming back to the city. Below, we’ve rounded up Halloween events for all ages to get you into the spooky spirit.

Scream it out at Canada's Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland turns from theme park to scream park this October with the return of Halloween Haunt. With monsters, ghouls, live performances and haunted mazes, there is so much more than just rides that will give you the thrills (though if you’re feeling brave, you can embark on a bone-chilling night ride).

Wander a castle’s haunted grounds

The terrifying Toronto favourite, Legends of Horror, returns to the haunted grounds of Casa Loma, North America’s only castle. Voyage your way through an immersive 2-kilometre journey of Casa Loma’s gardens and secret hidden tunnels—you never know which chilling character you’ll bump into along the way. 

Spend your Halloween under festive lights

Halloween Nights of Lights leads a walk-through of more than 1,500,000 LED lights synced up to Halloween tunes. Continue the fun at Pumpkinville, which is located at the end of the trail. 

In the same vein, you can make a night of it and check out the Spooktacular Light Show, which is a drive-thru lights show located in Mississauga and Richmond Hill. 

People watching a movie in a movie theatre
Watch your favourite Halloween movie

Catch a horror flick

Looking for something to get you in the spooky spirit? The Scotiabank Theatre is presenting the 16th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival, showcasing only the best of horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies.

Sign up for a ghost tour

Are you and the gang stuck on Halloween plans? Might we suggest exploring haunted attractions like The Distillery Historic District, University of Toronto, The Elgin and Winter Garden and Black Creek Pioneer Village? Toronto’s Haunted Walk covers ghost sightings, takes you through creepy tunnels and relays spooky love stories. Finally, you’ll get all the ghost gossip and intel.

Looking for things to cross off your Never Have I Ever TO list? This Halloween is the perfect opportunity to try something you’ve never done before. 

Stay in and opt for a low-key Halloween filled with yummy eats

Maybe you’re a homebody and don’t feel like going out this year. Or perhaps, like a lot of us, you can’t get enough of seasonal movies and want to hunker down with scary classics. In that case, make it a well-executed binge-fest by donning your comfiest costume (because why not) and ordering in. Because delicious comfort food pairs well with Halloween flicks.